Another sure sign Fall is on the way. Seed heads of my Country Clematis… “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” (Leo Buscaglia)
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It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day
Last spring, our Clematis covered the top of a large Boxwood shrub at the corner of the front porch. After it bloomed in the summer I never cut it back, and by autumn the Boxwood was covered with seed heads. They are still there, left over from that earlier season, and about to be enveloped…
“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.” (G.K. Chesterton)
Our country clematis, started 20 years ago from a plant in my grandmother’s garden, is now in full bloom. It’s one of my favorites; the fragrance is lovely; and the flowers provide a beautiful remembrance of my grandmother who passed away in 2001 at the age of 99.
My grandmother called it Country Clematis, although the proper name is Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora). We got a start from my grandmother’s plant eighteen years ago, and every year in late summer it vines around the front porch railing and even into the shrubs along the front of the house. Country Clematis is a bushy, cascading vine with…